Snowflakes

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“One of Trump’s most attractive features to his followers is that he’s a “straight talker” who doesn’t care who he offends. But he’s unmasked himself as one of the most thin-skinned, overly-sensitive politicians America has ever seen. If his fans really are interested in “melting snowflakes,” they better first make sure there’s a water-proof tarp on the floor of the Oval Office.” – Christian Schneider, columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Snowflake – hypersensitive citizens, those who, when subjected to the slightest pressures of life, begin to melt.

It has become the term du jour among Trump supporters to describe Democrats, Hillary supporters, and Trump haters. We are “snowflakes” because we are unable to accept the results of the Presidential election. We don’t appreciate the “remarkability” of a man such as Donald Trump. A man who speaks his mind, and steps on toes all to lead this great country to the promise land.

The key characteristic of a “snowflake” appears to be hypersensitivity which is defined as someone who is abnormally or excessively sensitive, either psychologically or in physical response. A snowflake would tweet something like “The Fake News Is going all out in order to demean and denigrate! Such hatred!” or “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.” Yup, all tweets from “our” Snowflake-in-chief.

I love Christian Schneider description that “One of Trump’s most attractive features to his followers is that he’s a “straight talker”. The truth of the matter is that he is just a talker, there is nothing straight, rational or intelligent that actually comes out of his mouth. He has demonstrated time and time again that he has no clue what he is doing other than attempting to dismantle all things Obama. Why? Because six years ago President Obama made fun of him. Trump was a “snowflake” then and sadly a tough talking pansy ass with the nuclear codes today.

The latest Trump scrap of a Obama regulation is the Clean Power Plan. The goal of the Clean Power Plan was to reduce 2005-level carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030. States would be required to submit plans on how they would reduce emissions through options like adding new technology to power plants or switching to energy sources like wind or solar. Sounds like a good idea? Kiss it goodbye, thanks to Trump, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and the political contributions from the coal industry.

I guess “our” Snowflake-in-chief isn’t worried about the melting capabilities of the “greenhouse effect”. Why should he be? He won’t be around in 50 years to witness the increase in asthma diagnoses for our children. The important thing is he has removed one more of Obama’s legacy regulations “saving” a dinosaur industry who are willing to fill his reelection treasure chest which he and his family are using to pay their mounting legal bills.

That is the real story. Never mind that coal is an inefficient and dangerous source of energy. It doesn’t matter that it pollutes the air, and waterways not to mention the destruction of the landscape. You see, I am a “snowflake” for opposing it, hypersensitive to be concerned about an issue that will continue to rear its ugly head long after I am dead and gone.

Thankfully several states have said that they will work to reduce emissions even after the Trump administration cancels national climate policies. Mayors of 380 cities and governors from 10 states have pledged that they would stick to the goals of the Paris Agreement after Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw, as have the many CEO’s from major companies.

So the next time one of your Deplorable friends (if any of you still have one) calls you a “snowflake” just smile knowing that their supreme ruler, their savior, their emperor and czar is in fact the biggest, orange “snowflake” around. Hopefully soon we will hear Trump utter those immortal words from the Wicked Witch of the West “I’m melting, melting. Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world.”        

 

 

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About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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3 Responses to Snowflakes

  1. Proud to be a fellow snowflake with you. Snowflakes are beautiful.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Nan says:

    Your posts keep getting better and better! You have such a profound knack for hitting the orange target dead-on! You really should be an opinion-writer for one of the political publications. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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